UAE police share traffic video, warn of Dh500 fine

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Obstructing the movement of traffic by halting or parking at undesignated areas.

The Sharjah Police on Thursday warned motorists not to obstruct traffic on the roads by parking or halting in non-designated areas.

“Article 98 of the executive regulations of the traffic law states that a fine of Dh500 will be levied on vehicles that cause traffic to be obstructed in any way. This includes stopping vehicles wrongly on the side of the road,” the police said in a video. This especially happens in front of shops, the video added.

The video also showed examples of vehicles halting on service lanes next to parked cars, unable to find a spot to park, and other vehicles barely squeezing by in the narrow lanes.

It also showed some dangerous examples of motorists halting right after exiting a roundabout, causing a traffic jam leading up to the roundabout.